Art at HMP Grendon 2018

December 18 2018

Art at HMP Grendon, the annual art exhibition was held at the prison on 27 November. The exhibition was organised by inmates of HMP Grendon under the supervision of artst-in-residence Edmund Clark. In addition to the men as well as the staff, the event was visited by over 65 invited guests. The event,...

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HMP Cooking and Equality

October 26 2018

HMP Cooking and Equality come from M James' Crime, Love and Literature, a collection of a total of 21 poems, which received a Platinum Award at this year's Koestler Awards.   HMP Cooking I was raw from the gangster’s butchers On Poverty Street. Grilled in a police station, Packaged in...

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HMP Grendon at Koestler Awards 2018

September 11 2018

32 artworks and written pieces submitted by inmates of HMP Grendon for the Koestler Trust annual arts award have received awards or commendations. This includes 20 commendations, 3 Bronze Awards, 4 Silver Awards, 3 Gold Awards, and 2 Platinum Awards for a matchstick model of Land Rover Defender...

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Prison Service Journal: 239

September 10 2018

The new issue of the Prison Service Journal is a special edition, focusing on: The Arts in Prison. It features a review of In Place of Hate, Edmund Clark's exhibition at Ikon Gallery, by Professor Yvonne Jewkes; a review of Edmund Clark's residency at HMP Grendon by Birmingham City University's Elizabeth...

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My Shadow's Reflection - Book

April 25 2018

My Shadow’s Reflection is part of a body of work made by Edmund Clark as artist in residence in Europe’s only entirely therapeutic prison environment, HMP Grendon. Established in 1962, Grendon’s inmates must accept responsibility for their offences. They make a full-time commitment to intensive...

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